These easy 3 ingredient dinner recipes will make it easy for you to make cheap and delicious meals your family will love without spending a lot of time in the kitchen!
Easy 3 Ingredient Dinner Recipes – Delicious Meals Fast!
This post is dedicated to my friend and neighbor Katie. She came over and we were talking and she said “I need some super easy 3 ingredient or less recipes for dinner“.
As I was telling her about a couple of these recipes she had no idea these recipes could be made, and so easily too! She grew up with a mom who never cooked so she never learned how to cook. She was telling me how she would like to learn now.
If you are new to cooking at home try some of these recipes to get you started and get a good cookbook to help you along the way. Even if you are an old pro try some for those days when you just need something quick and easy!
Easy Creamy Chicken
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom or cream of celery)
Arrange chicken breasts in a baking pan. Pour soup over chicken and cover with foil. Bake at 275° for 1½ to 2 hours until the chicken is cooked through. Serve over rice and or cooked vegetables.
You can also make this easy dinner recipe in the crockpot. Just dump everything in and cook for 4-6 hours on low.
This easy 3 ingredient salsa chicken recipe is a super easy and delicious crockpot recipe perfect for families. Just 2 minutes’ prep and then toss it in the crockpot!
3 Ingredient Salsa Chicken
6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless OR 6-8 chicken pieces
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)
Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the salsa on top. Cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high. Place cheese on top and let it melt during the last 10-15 minutes.
This easy 3 ingredient sweet pork chops recipe makes tangy and delicious pork chops your family will love! It’s also great as a tangy ribs recipe for fall off the bone ribs! Just 5 minutes prep time and the crockpot does the rest!
3 Ingredient Sweet Pork Chops Or Ribs
4 pork chops (They can still be frozen.) OR 2-3 lbs. pork ribs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jelly
Grease the crockpot with oil cooking spray. Place the pork chops in the crockpot. In a bowl, mix the chili sauce and grape jelly. Pour the mixture on the pork chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (8 hours if frozen). These pork chops or ribs will fall of the bone! Super Yummy!
This 3 ingredient Ritz chicken is a super easy baked chicken recipe you can make with less than 5 minutes’ work! Crispy and oh, so delicious! Your family will love it!
3 Ingredient Ritz Chicken
1 lb. chicken (boneless skinless), cut into strips
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed (generic is fine)
salt and pepper
Place the ranch dressing and the Ritz crackers in separate bowls. Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the chicken. Dip the chicken in ranch dressing and then dip in the crackers. Place in the pan and bake at 350° for 25-35 minutes.
This easy 3 ingredient creamy chicken tacos recipe makes creamy and delicious chicken tacos, perfect for families! Just dump everything into the crockpot in the morning and dinner will be waiting!
3 Ingredient Creamy Chicken Tacos
1 can Rotel tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bar cream cheese ( 4 oz.)
Place the chicken and Rotel or salsa into a greased crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
30 minutes before serving, place cream cheese on top. No need to stir. Finish cooking 30 minutes.
When ready to serve, stir and break up chicken. Serve with tortillas.
This easy 3 ingredient Chicken Cacciatore recipe makes a delicious Italian style chicken dinner your family will love! With just 5 minutes prep time, it’s a perfect meal for busy families!
3 Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-8 chicken pieces
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
2-3 cups vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onions
Grease the crockpot. Add the chicken and spaghetti sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. One hour before serving, add vegetables and continue cooking. Serve over pasta.
This easy 3 ingredient beef tacos recipe makes tasty classic style ground beef tacos that every family loves! Just dump everything into the crockpot in the morning and at dinner time, serve on taco shells with your favorite taco toppings!
3 Ingredient Beef Tacos
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilis
Put everything into a greased crockpot and cook 5-7 hours on low. Stir every few hours to break up beef. (This can be done beforehand if you are gone all day). Serve on taco shells.
This easy 3 ingredient barbecue meatballs makes an easy and delicious crockpot meal! It’s quick and easy for you and the kids and family will love it!
3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs
25 frozen fully cooked meatballs ( half 32 oz. bag)
1 cup grape jelly
1 cup barbecue sauce
Combine sauces in your crockpot. Stir until combined. Add meatballs. Stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.
3 Ingredient Sausage Biscuits and Gravy
1 lb. breakfast sausage
2 cans refrigerator biscuits (10 to a can, so 20 total)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
Brown and drain the sausage. Place 1 can of biscuits in the bottom of a greased slow cooker. Top with half of the brown sausage and then 1 can of cream of mushroom soup. Repeat the layers. Cook 4 hours on low.
3 Ingredient Dr. Pepper Pork
1 can Dr. Pepper
1 packet onion soup mix (or homemade)
2-3 lbs. pork roast
Grease crockpot and place pork roast in the crockpot. Sprinkle pork with onion soup mix. Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork until it is almost covered in the crockpot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Drain juice and shred. Serve on buns with BBQ sauce, if desired.
Ranch Chicken and Potatoes
4 skinless boneless chicken breast
2 cups ranch dressing
4 large potatoes, cubed
Put chicken on the bottom of a crockpot. Add potatoes, cover in ranch and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Cook 4-5 hours on low.
If you like firm potatoes, cook for less time and if you like soft potatoes, cook longer.
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